In today’s fast-paced business world, employers are constantly looking for ways to attract and retain top talent. One way to do this is by offering unique and valuable benefits to employees. One such benefit that is becoming increasingly popular among employers is free telemedicine benefits. There are many benefits to employers who offer free telemedicine to their employees.
What is the top reason employees don’t come to work? They are sick, or a family member is sick. Telemedicine gets them to a doctor immediately, getting them back to work faster. When an employee calls in sick, business owners scramble to find someone to cover for them, often offering financial incentives to take on the last-minute work. Typically this completely eliminates all profitability from that shift, and sometimes even costs the company money.
Another significant benefit of offering telemedicine is improved employee productivity. With telemedicine, employees can consult with a healthcare professional outside of traditional business hours, making it easier to fit doctor’s appointments into busy schedules. For employers who travel between multiple job sites per day (like maintenance workers, home care professionals, or commercial cleaners), your employees can talk to a doctor while they are driving between job locations. This means that employees can get the care they need without having to take time off work or miss important deadlines. This can lead to improved overall employee productivity and can help to reduce employee stress levels.
Another benefit of offering telemedicine is cost savings. With telemedicine, employees can avoid the often long wait times at doctor’s offices, and they can also avoid the high costs associated with travel. And, with telemedicine, healthcare providers are able to see more patients in less time, which means that they can serve more people and make better use of their time. This can lead to significant cost savings for both employees and employers, as it can reduce healthcare costs and boost productivity.
Even employees that have insurance through a spouse don’t have free telemedicine, as one-time fees of $25 – $100 per visit are common. Also employees who are insured through programs like Medicare and Medicaid don’t have access to telemedicine as part of those programs.
These are only the most common ways that Verimos telemedicine pays for itself. The return on investment is compelling, and this is only one of the fringe benefits in the Verimos offering.